Irish ambassador tells Malawi to invest more in education

Irish Ambassador Aine Hearns has urged government to invest more in education, with a special focus on educating girls.

Hearns signing visitors book  pic Ed Grant Ndoza

Hearns signing visitors book pic Ed Grant Ndoza

She made the call at Kaseye Girls Secondary School in Chitipa when she toured a project financed by well-wishers from the Republic of Ireland.

Hearns said government’s efforts in promoting education were appreciated, but more has to be done to ensure that educational institutions have a conducive environment for girls.

“When you commit resources towards girls’ education, you mould a nation of equality between men and women,” she said on March 4.

The ambassador deplored tendencies by some parents who discriminate girls in education provision, preferring boys.

A councillor from Dundalk Town in Ireland, Peter Savage, donated $53,875 (K24.2 million) to the school.

The financial assistance was used to construct a headmaster’s house, a girls’ hostel, Form Four classroom block, procurement of modern beds, television set, books and installation of solar panels.

Chitipa district commissioner Grace Zione Chirwa thanked the Republic of Ireland for its decision to complement government efforts in promoting education standards in the country.

Karonga Diocese,  Bishop Martin Mtumbuka said the Diocese was indebted to people of good will from Ireland for all the financial aid rendered to the school.

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The North is ranking second to Southern region in terms of teenage pregnancies and early marriages.

M'Malawi weniweni
Thank you Ireland. Teach these fools the importance of education as most of the time they forget they have gone through school especially when they join politics and look down on teachers. Again, the country should desist from sending girls into early marriages as a means of payment for loans. Young girls in the north opt to marry a man as old as their grandfathers. This should be discouraged. If older men marry young girls, who are the young boys going to marry? Their grandmothers? This is the tendency of the north especially when the old man is rich. Stop… Read more »
Thitherward Wendo

It is sad to see that so many people still imagine that the provision of buildings is the best they can do to improve education.


where were cashgater? 25 milling kwacha constructing all these buildings?Could you send us photos? May be they are not strong.

Mwama Du

Iam thinking much! About only k25m building all those structures! Eeeee! Not in Malawi where theft is the order of the day. KEEP IT UP RCC COMMUNITY. We are proud of you.

Thomas Kamoza Mtonga

IRISH are real Freinds OF MALAWI .We thank you

Bishop Chirwa

Ireland is a friend indeed. We salute you Ambassador Hearns.

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